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    The EO Summit III participants adopted the Summit resolution, in which they endorsed the GEOSS Ten-Year Implementation Plan and its related Reference Document, established the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations as successor of the ad hoc GEO, and affirmed their intention to support the execution of the ten-year plan.

    EO Summit III Documents

    Participants information
    Map of participating countries [JPG]
    Map of participating countries
    List of Participants PDF icon [41 Kb] 
    Official Picture of EO III Participants [JPG]
    Official Picture of EO III Participants
    Programme and speeches

    09:00   Welcome pdf [57 Kb]
               M. Mitsos, Director General for Research
               European Commission
    09:10   Video Message pdf [48 Kb]
               J. Potočnik, Commissioner for Research
               European Commission
    09:20   Opening speech pdf [27 Kb]
               S. Dimas, Commissioner for Environment
               European Commission
    09:40   Keynote speech pdf [31 Kb]
               K. Kadiman, Minister of Research and Techology
    10:20   Address to the Participants pdf [30 Kb]
               C. Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce
               United States of America

    • Progress report: Activities since Earth Summit II presented by A. Mitsos, Director General for Research, European Commission pdf [28 Kb]
    • Remarks of VADM Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. US Navy (Ret.) pdf [17 Kb]
    • Remarks by R. Adam, Director General of the Department for Science and Technology, South Africa pdf [56 Kb]

    10:45   Statements by ministers and heads of national delegations expressing their support for the 10-Year plan and indicating the contributions of their countries.
    14:00   Statements by Ministers
    16:25   Adoption of the 10-Year Implementation Plan and Summit Resolution
               European Commission
    16:35   Address to the Participants pdf [31 Kb]
               M. Mangena, Minister of Science and Technology
               South Africa
    16:45   Close A. Mitsos pdf [20 Kb]
               European Commission - Director-General for Research

    19:30   Gala Dinner
    • Close P. Busquin pdf [79 Kb]
      Member of the European Parliament and former Commissioner for Research
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